The Resource Bitcoin for the befuddled, by Conrad Barski and Chris Wilmer

Bitcoin for the befuddled, by Conrad Barski and Chris Wilmer

Label
Bitcoin for the befuddled
Title
Bitcoin for the befuddled
Statement of responsibility
by Conrad Barski and Chris Wilmer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bitcoin is an amazing digital currency used by millions around the world. Bitcoin isn't just another way to buy stuff, though. It's a revolutionary technology that functions without the oversight of a central authority or government. Bitcoin has a lot of other upsides, too -- it's frictionless, anonymous, and cryptographically secure. Many predict that Bitcoin will radically transform the global economy. It's not hard to see why -- the value of a bitcoin has soared from less than a dollar in 2011 to well over $1000 and back down again, with many spikes and crashes along the way. Its dramatic rise has brought Bitcoin into the public eye, but the cryptocurrency isn't exactly easy to understand. Bitcoin for the Befuddled covers everything you need to know about Bitcoin: what it is, how it works, and how to acquire, store, and spend bitcoins safely and securely. You'll also learn about: Bitcoin's underlying cryptographic principles, and how new bitcoins are created; Bitcoin's history and potential impact on trade and commerce in the future; All about the blockchain, the public ledger of Bitcoin transactions; How to choose a bitcoin wallet program that's safe and easy-to-use; How to accept bitcoins as a payment method, in your store or on your website; Advanced topics, including Bitcoin cryptography, Bitcoin mining, and Bitcoin programming. Just when things get hard, you'll take a breather with a humorous, full-color comic interlude. With non-technical language, and a patient, step-by-step approach to guide you, you'll be investing, storing, and spending bitcoins in no time flat. Get started with Bitcoin today! - Publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Barski, Conrad
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG1710
LC item number
.B37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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Wilmer, Chris
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  • Electronic funds transfers
  • Electronic commerce
  • Money
  • Exchange
  • Electronic commerce
  • Electronic funds transfers
  • Exchange
  • Money
Label
Bitcoin for the befuddled, by Conrad Barski and Chris Wilmer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is bitcoin? -- Bitcoin basics -- Storing your bitcoins safely, securely, and conveniently -- Buying bitcoins -- Lost at sea : a cryptographic adventure -- Why bitcoin is a big deal -- The cryptography behind bitcoin -- Bitcoin mining -- The strange world of altcoins -- Understanding the different types of bitcoin wallets -- Bitcoin 2030 -- Appendix A : Hello money! A simple JavaScript program -- Appendix B : Bitcoin programming with BitcoinJ
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 249 pages
Isbn
9781593276546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869265118
  • (OCoLC)ocn869265118
Label
Bitcoin for the befuddled, by Conrad Barski and Chris Wilmer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is bitcoin? -- Bitcoin basics -- Storing your bitcoins safely, securely, and conveniently -- Buying bitcoins -- Lost at sea : a cryptographic adventure -- Why bitcoin is a big deal -- The cryptography behind bitcoin -- Bitcoin mining -- The strange world of altcoins -- Understanding the different types of bitcoin wallets -- Bitcoin 2030 -- Appendix A : Hello money! A simple JavaScript program -- Appendix B : Bitcoin programming with BitcoinJ
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 249 pages
Isbn
9781593276546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869265118
  • (OCoLC)ocn869265118

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